WELCOME to the Grand Valley State University Upward Bound TRiO website! Here you will find information about the program, how to apply, academic year and summer residential program details, cultural trip information and learn more about our staff members.

The GVSU Upward Bound TRiO Program is housed in the College of Education, located on the Pew Campus in downtown Grand Rapids, MI. The program is designed to assist academically talented students from traditionally underserved backgrounds reach their potential by earning a college degree. The goal of the program is to help students build the academic skills, motivation and self-confidence necessary for success in a college setting by providing academic advising, SAT test preparation, tutoring, cultural activities, service learning and community service experience.

If you have any questions about the program or enrolling, please contact us.

Contact Information:

TRiO Upward Bound
College of Education
Grand Valley State University

372 DeVos Center
401 W. Fulton St.
Grand Rapids, MI 49504


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Summer Residential Program Tutors and Tutor Counselors Needed

The GVSU Upward Bound program is currently hiring Tutors and Tutor Counselors to work in our Summer Residential Program on the Allendale campus beginning June 8 until July 13. Applicants, if selected, must also be available for a training scheduled all day on Monday, June 1.

Tutors typically work Monday - Friday, from 2:00 - 8:00 pm, with additional evening hours sometimes available.
Tutor Counselor positions are overnight positions  Monday - Friday.  Please review the posting on LakerJobs for area of study requirements.

Current Students, check out LakerJobs today for application information!  Non-GVSU students who are interested in applying, please submit a resume to UB staff: Bonnie Peterson (peterbon@gvsu.edu), Josh Brandsen (brandsjo@gvsu.edu) & Arnie Smithalexander (smithala@gvsu.edu)